GrandCrusDeBordeauxGrandCrusDeBordeaux2015 (2)ChateauSmithHautLafitte2015 (2)ChateauVillemaurine (2)The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, with most of their 133 wineries, was in NYC this week to present their 2012 vintage.

It’s hard to go wrong with this group. They’re all good. We didn’t try them all. Some that we would recommend, for their distinctiveness and price, are 2012’s from: Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Kirwan, Chateau Leoville Barton (and Poyferre), Chateau Villemaurine (95% Merlot), as well as the 2012 Sauternes from Clos Haut Peyraguey.